Introducing the Green Superheroes Project

24th August 2021 |

SPICE and Friends For Life win grant for inclusive recycling project

Eric Logan and his new environmentally-friendly superhero, Recycling Man.

We are excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Recycle for Greater Manchester Community Fund, accessed through the Greater Manchester Environment Fund. The fund is a joint Recycle for Greater Manchester and SUEZ initiative, supported through profits from their three new “Renew” shops which launched in July this year and sell pre-loved household items.

This funding will enable SPICE and Friends for Life to develop a Recycling Project. We will develop accessible resources, deliver training sessions about recycling and hold craft workshops where we will encourage people to upcycle and be inspired to use waste materials to create something new. We will recruit people with learning disabilities and autistic people to be ‘Green Superheroes’ to help co-produce this project.

The idea for this project came from Eric Logan, a SPICE member and a person we support in Trafford. He drew a picture of a ‘Recycling Man’ and told us that he wanted to show people how to recycle and tell them why it is so important. We are thrilled to be able to support Eric’s idea and develop this project.

Jenny Neville, Project Manager for SPICE said “People with learning disabilities have often been excluded from conversations around protecting our environment and sustainability so we’re really excited to be able to develop this project and make recycling accessible to everyone.”

Mel Chapman, Friends for Life Community Connector said “I’m so looking forwards to working on this project. It will enable people with learning disabilities and autistic people to develop new skills and make a positive difference in their communities, and to planet Earth!”

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